Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 23:40
Afghanistan the world`s
biggest producer of opium is also a major cultivator of
cannabis, a narcotic plant from which dreaded drug `hasish` is
made, according to a UN survey.
Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010, 08:48
Researchers have discovered the genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, according to a new study.
Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010, 12:26
The UN drug and crime division has in a new report found that Afghanistan`s opium cultivation has stabilised and its production could decline this year.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 18:13
Four suspected smugglers were
arrested with chemicals and opium seeds worth over Rs eight
crore in separate operations, police said on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:02
Ethnic groups in northeastern Myanmar have stepped up opium cultivation to buy weapons to defend themselves against possible attacks by the country`s military, a United Nations report said on Monday.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 10:42
Afghan opium is unleashing a "devastating" impact across the world, according to a new UN report, funding the Taliban and other terror groups and killing thousands in consumer countries.
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